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Mrs. Cobb from Palmetto FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rare Animals And Their Ecosystems- A Book and Art Exploration

My students need watercolor pencils, sketch books, and a class set of books about understanding our world and ecosystems. I am also requesting a DVD and photo books about rare and endangered animals.

  • $942 goal

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My Students

We are a school located near Tampa Bay, Florida with a high poverty rate. This is a performing arts public charter school. I encourage, teach, and mentor my students through the arts.

Artsy people are unique and beautiful people to be near; they inspire others to do, think about, and become more than they already are.

I teach Earth and Space Science to 150 middle school students. My students are eclectic and artistic. They are preteens and teens full of ambition and emotions. They are sensitive, smart, sweet, and talented. Many are very humorous, and some are insecure and looking for a safe place to just be themselves.

Most of my students ride the bus for long periods of time just to get here.

My Project

I am very excited about the "compassion for animals" match that is happening right now. I have a "Discovery class" of 26 students that would love to learn more about how ecosystems support amazing animals.

After viewing the DVD titled "Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark DVD" and reading the class set of books about our Earth's ecosystems, students will be challenged to use the watercolor sketch book and watercolor pencils to create inspired art or poetry about animals or ecosystems.

This is an amazing project request that I could never afford on my own. Imagine, each student will have their very own watercolor book with poetry, animal images, or ecosystem habitat paintings!

This could not even be a possibility without your support and kind help.

My students are old enough to understand that our influences on ecosystems can make a difference between life or death for animals. I am hopeful that this project will leave lasting impressions about conservation that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Please help us if you can, every donation is cheered for and greatly and sincerely appreciated!

Mrs. Cobb
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems • Amazon Business $13.51 26 $351.26
Spiral Bound Watercolor Paper Pad - Artist Watercolor Pad For Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Block Painting, Watercolor Brush Pen Including 16 sheets,11" x 8" Fold Over,140lb/300g • Amazon Business $7.99 26 $207.74
Maad Art Supply 24 Pack Premium Watercolor Coloring Pencil Set - Soft Core Drawing Pencils in Travel Case for Students, Artists and Adult Coloring Books • Amazon Business $12.95 10 $129.50
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals • Amazon Business $19.71 1 $19.71
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species • Amazon Business $19.62 1 $19.62
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark DVD • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02

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